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Oncology Nurse (RN)

Company: US Oncology, Inc.
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Overview OHC is looking to add a self-directed professional RN to provide complex and compassionate care in a high acuity Outpatient Oncology Infusion Specialty office. Responsibilities include patient assessment, treatment administration, teaching patients and families about the treatment, collaborating with physicians and other team members and providing the best possible patient experience. OHC is leading the region in quality, value-based care while providing compassionate and personalized medicine at the right time, the right place and the right treatment for every patient. OHC offers a team-focused environment, competitive pay, limited weekends, strong benefits package including employer contributions for HSA and 401K, paid time off, paid holidays and support for continuing education and development. About the company: OHC has served as the region's premier provider of treatments for cancer and blood disorders, offering a wide range of services and state-of-the-art treatments and technologies, as well as being nationally recognized for cutting edge clinical research breakthroughs in Southwest Ohio area for over 30 years. Serving patients close to home through our Cancer Centers of Excellence in Fairfield, Hamilton, West side of Cincinnati, Blue Ash, Kenwood and Eastgate in Ohio. OHC puts patients first by delivering compassionate and convenient care, tailored to meet a patient's medical and personal needs. Responsibilities Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Plan, implement, coordinate, evaluate and promote the continuity of care consistent with established standards and practices. Assesses health status by interviewing patient regarding current status and medical history. Collects and records nursing assessment and interventions. Reviews and reports the results of the health status assessment and physical examination, pertinent laboratory data, radiographic data and psychosocial assessment of assigned patients to the provider. Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching and other instructional material. Provides psychosocial support to patients and families. Maintains patient confidentiality. Prepares and administers therapies under the direction and supervision of a physician. Administers all medications/blood products using correct medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time and technique. Assures pre-authorization and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies where applicable. Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose, and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems and symptom management Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices. Maintains accurate documentation of assigned patient care and treatments provided. Applies knowledge of reimbursement procedures and charge capture. Maintains work environment Restocks the supply area as needed. Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen. Maintains all disinfection protocols. Maintains equipment according to quality control standards. Facilitates clinical operations and patient care Manages patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart. Assists physician with exams and procedures. Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow in and out of exam rooms. Facilitates and schedules consultations, pre-testing, diagnostic tests or procedures, referrals and future appointments for patients. Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart. As necessary, facilitates communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team and coordinates services related to patient care. Assist patients in locating available community resources. Other duties as assigned. Inter professional collaboration Assist and collaborate with clinical research. Acts as a resource to LPN/LVNs and medical assistants. Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed. Participates in professional development activities and maintains current knowledge of oncology nursing by participating in ongoing educational opportunities. Qualifications The ideal candidate is empathetic, highly organized, friendly, flexible and able to multi-task. Position requirements include: Associate degree or diploma required. Bachelor's degree (BSN) from a four-year college or university preferred. Active OH RN License Experience in oncology preferred Certification from Oncology Nursing Society in administration of Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy required within six months of employment. Certification must be maintained. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification Oncology Certified Nurse professional certification a plus!

The ideal candidate is empathetic, highly organized, friendly, flexible and able to multi-task. Position requirements include: Associate degree or diploma required. Bachelor's degree (BSN) from a four-year college or university preferred. Active OH RN License Experience in oncology preferred Certification from Oncology Nursing Society in administration of Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy required within six months of employment. Certification must be maintained. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification Oncology Certified Nurse professional certification a plus!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Plan, implement, coordinate, evaluate and promote the continuity of care consistent with established standards and practices. Assesses health status by interviewing patient regarding current status and medical history. Collects and records nursing assessment and interventions. Reviews and reports the results of the health status assessment and physical examination, pertinent laboratory data, radiographic data and psychosocial assessment of assigned patients to the provider. Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching and other instructional material. Provides psychosocial support to patients and families. Maintains patient confidentiality. Prepares and administers therapies under the direction and supervision of a physician. Administers all medications/blood products using correct medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time and technique. Assures pre-authorization and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies where applicable. Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose, and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems and symptom management Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices. Maintains accurate documentation of assigned patient care and treatments provided. Applies knowledge of reimbursement procedures and charge capture. Maintains work environment Restocks the supply area as needed. Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen. Maintains all disinfection protocols. Maintains equipment according to quality control standards. Facilitates clinical operations and patient care Manages patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart. Assists physician with exams and procedures. Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow in and out of exam rooms. Facilitates and schedules consultations, pre-testing, diagnostic tests or procedures, referrals and future appointments for patients. Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart. As necessary, facilitates communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team and coordinates services related to patient care. Assist patients in locating available community resources. Other duties as assigned. Inter professional collaboration Assist and collaborate with clinical research. Acts as a resource to LPN/LVNs and medical assistants. Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed. Participates in professional development activities and maintains current knowledge of oncology nursing by participating in ongoing educational opportunities.

Keywords: US Oncology, Inc., Cincinnati , Oncology Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Cincinnati, Ohio

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